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Saturn

by Elijah Tucker

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    I am donating 100% of all money I receive in sales for this and all my other releases on Bandcamp. I am committed to the creation of a world characterized by dignity in life and death for all beings. The intense disparity between that vision and our current reality compels me to direct my energy and resources toward uplifting the dignity of those who are oppressed. At this time, I am bringing attention to the following two groups:
    1) The Black Trans Femmes in the Arts collective, a group in the US which advocates for space, visibility, life and health for Black trans femmes in the art world and beyond. They have been supporting BTF protestors with legal aid, medical treatment in the event of injury while protesting, as well as other needs of their community. I am grateful for the opportunity to support them.
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    2) The Yawanawa tribe, who live in the Amazon, in Acre, western Brazil. Along with many Indigenous populations, they are at tremendous risk at all times. This risk is amplified in the age of Covid-19. They have taken measures for their own safety, and are accepting donations which are being used to fortify and strengthen themselves, now and for the future. As they are stewards of the forest, their strength, health and vitality has a direct impact on the health of the planet and ALL her inhabitants. I have had the privilege and honor of spending time with them in one of their villages in the forest, as well as meeting members of the tribe for ceremonies in Europe over the last few years.
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1.
Gimme Gimme 02:32
I know she'll gimme gimme gimme every thing I want If it catches my eye it'll be mine before morning But wanting wanting wanting isn't what I need The proof is in my terminal misery She'll give me every answer running through her head If one suits me I'll use it 'til the morning But once I'm all alone it seems it's left for dead And I am too I hung my organs on a rusty nail I pulled clothes off the hanger I covered up, hit the street and talked a big old game While my eyes were flashing danger danger I found a woman put her on a pedestal It hurt sometimes just to see her I wrote her rock songs, she could sing along I can't imagine what it's like to be her I hung my organs on a rusty nail I pulled clothes off the hanger I covered up, hit the street and talked a big old game While my eyes were flashing danger danger So gimme gimme gimme everything I want Gimme gimme gimme everything I want Gimme gimme gimme everything I want 'Til what I want is what I need
2.
I do some crazy things when I'm alone I do some crazy things when I'm alone I never know if I should call you on the phone I've known you seven years, I met you in the woods I've known you seven years, I met you in the woods And if I brought you tears, well I hope it was good When I said that thing I didn't really want to say When I said that thing I didn't really want to say I was really worried it was gonna ruin my day
3.
A Crimson Gleam She sent a shock in the night Drilled my skull, let in more light Ten long years to a broken heart Nothing to do when my soul’s broke apart I ate my essence by a stream My feet were bleeding a crimson gleam As I walked back to my bed Love Love Love Love Is what led me here And she’ll hold me, that’s all she’s ever done All the blood that I’ve bled has flown into one And the salt and the tears and the grain and the brine And all of my relations are all ghosts in a line We’ll break every rule just before it’s been made And we’ll be not the fools to think we can save Our selves and our minds, our dollars and our dimes Least of all not these songs sure won’t last very long I think of food like a lusty wife I want it in me day and night I’ll sleep through breakfast But I’ll eat lunch twice Passion’s no virtue Until it’s a vice
4.
This is not a love story Not a tenderness tale cast in glory Every time the sun in it’s shine Assures the wonder has proven benign And I’m alone, and nowhere is home And I’m on the street, angry and Kicking Snow The wind in my hair, your hair in the drain There’s rarely a meeting and more often pain And when I wake up and see you’ve left home I’m back to sleep like a child, my mind is my own And I’m alone, and nowhere is home And I’m on the street, angry and Kicking Snow I see what seems right and I’ll spend one more night In your bed But come the day, I’ll not abide come what may This story is a shocker Not a crime thriller, but it’s a knee-knocker Every time I reach out my hand I lose my sure footing on shifting sand
5.
O Pain! Piano keys, they jingle jangle in the doorway O Pain! Piano—black and white ones and they are 88 Wires fit to fissure with the tension and the pressure And the wonder of the one who knows the tune Modulate the key within the lock and Look again upon this room O Pain! Piano keys, they jingle jangle in the doorway O Pain! Piano—black and white ones and they are 88 The best thing about my life is that it’s mine The worst thing about my life is Everything O Pain! Piano—black and white ones and they are 88 I started thinking smaller, I answered less the caller But God above, I’m hungry and I hear your dinner bell Clanging like a crash of chords and convalescent cranks to get through hell
6.
Rode round a curlicue Kicked into clearer dew Echo to make you sweat Why aren’t you happy yet This is the mourning of your old form the following is your life Long as you’re living boy Keep making tinsel noise Shimmer to bring the dawn Barefoot in sodden lawn Christmas comes quickly, no longer sickly now that you’ve shed your wife All of your feathers fine Fur growing in a line Keep pace you’ve busted cage Honor your gas mileage Fill up on candy, nuts—feeling randy Now is your providence Your providence
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Whoa Daddy 02:56
I said Go Daddy Do what you must do Work a day, it will pay the fruit of Mommy’s womb I said Go Daddy Cast your line With tears of joy for your baby boy You cannot waste your time Cast your anger in faith On the altar of love Hear and know you’ve been heard Reeds a-rustle one lost fish Ocean’s offering, such a nice dish Fresh for your family one holy wish Five pink pounds it is enough And I said go Daddy Sing me a song One that’s just right for my good-night I’ll sing it all night long Twinkle Twinkle and all is soft Warm in the night, the rest of my life Upful sweet and long With my heart in the earth And my soul in the sea Blue life in my veins You’re my daddy I’ll never forget You’re earth on my roots my heart is set You call me son, can’t no better it get My sing-song ‘tis of thee

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released October 11, 2012

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